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Beyonce and Jay Z

Done with L.A.

... For Now

1/20/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jay Z and Beyonce have scratched plans to get a wildly expensive pad in L.A. ... after losing out to an incredibly rich nerd in a ferocious bidding war.

TMZ broke the story ... Jay and Bey put an offer in on a sick Beverly Hills mansion ... we're told just shy of $70 mil. At the time we were told they were only several million off from sealing the deal. But former Minecraft mastermind Markus Persson swooped in and sealed the deal for $70M.

Mr. and Mrs. Z have told close friends in L.A. they really wanted that house and it's soured them on looking further. They looked before eyeing the property and found nothing they really liked.

So for now ... they're putting L.A. on ice.

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Les Twins Dancer

Sucker Punched

During Dance Off

1/17/2015 8:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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011715_dance_punch_launchDance duo Les Twins -- featured on Beyonce/Jay Z's recent tour -- were embroiled in an intense dance battle Friday ... it got so heated one of them got punched in the face!

The twins were competing at Revolution Lounge in Las Vegas ... and the person who shot the video says Laurent and Larry Bourgeios were trash talking with the opposing dancers.

Laurent eventually tries to make peace, but when he extends his hand he's swiftly gets punched in the face.

We're told the man who threw punches was booted  ... and the competition ended with no winner.

Calls to the Mirage and Les Twins went unreturned.

Check out the dancers in action during the "On the Run" tour -- pretty impressive.

Beyonce

Did She Just Announce She's Pregnant?

1/11/2015 10:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0111-beyonce-sand-body-pregnant-INSTAGRAM-01Beyonce drew a line in the sand Sunday ... then covered it with a big mound that some are saying is a pregnancy announcement.

Queen Bey posted a pic on Instagram with her body covered in sand -- with a pronounced bump over the stomach ... and her followers took notice. 

It's possible she's just screwing with people ... hard to tell.


So, we gotta ask ...

Jay Z and Beyonce

We Can Be Tourists

... Just Like You!

1/4/2015 11:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0104-jay-z-beyonce-cambodia-selfie-SPLASH-01Jay Z and Beyonce can be just as embarrassing as your parents ... well, at least on vacation -- because Saturday in Cambodia they had no problem geeking out during a sightseeing tour.

Hova and Bey hit up  the Buddhist Temple, Angkor Wat ... and the rapper happily posed pics while flashing the Illuminati Roc-nation symbol.

The first couple of hip hop then hit up the FantaSea attraction in Phuket, Thailand ... and this time Beyonce upped her tourist game by donning a traditional headpiece.

Made in America.

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Jay Z & Beyonce

Couples Fight Night

At Muay Thai Boxing Match

12/30/2014 7:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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In what seems like a scouting trip for a possible Solange Knowles career change, Jay Z and Beyonce took in a Muay Thai fight during their vacation in Thailand. 

It all went down at Patong Boxing Stadium in Phuket. There were kicks. There were punches. There was Beyonce sitting ringside while the violence unfolded ... all in a space that was roughly the size of an NYC elevator.  

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FYI -- Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand ... where fighters are allowed to use their knees, elbows, feet, shins and hands to strike their opponents. 

High heels are strictly prohibited. 

Solange Knowles

Nailed By Taxman

Days After Marriage

12/28/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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8:00 AM PT -- A rep for Solange tells TMZ ... "The lien is in process of being removed as there was simply confusion on whether Solange was a California resident. We expect this to come to a swift close."

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While Beyonce shops for $70 million homes, her sister Solange is getting dogged by the taxman almost immediately after she got hitched.

Solange needs to settle up with the State of California, which claims she owes more than $55,000 in taxes for 2010-12.  

And to add insult to injury ... the tax lien was filed 3 days after Solange tied the knot.

Meanwhile, back at the homestead, Mathew Knowles is having a marathon garage sale where he's hawking Solange's CDs for $1.96. A Beyonce poster is going for $200.

Life ... it isn't always fair.

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Beyonce, Jay Z

Lose Bidding War for Epic L.A. House

12/18/2014 3:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1218_beyonce_jay_z_beverly_hills_home_launchA 35-year-old Swedish video game programmer just got the prized house that Jay Z and Beyonce also wanted ... TMZ has learned.

Our real estate sources tell us ... Markus Persson plunked down $70 million cash for a 23,000 square foot palace in Bev Hills.

Markus can afford it ... he sold his company, Mojang -- which created the video game Minecraft -- to Microsoft for $2.5 BILLION.

As we reported, Beyonce and Jay Z visited the house multiple times and made an offer but Markus beat them out at 70.  

The other winners ... realtors Branden Williams and Ben Bacal who get a big fat commission check.

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Taylor Swift

B-Day Party Sold a Load of S**t

12/17/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Taylor Swift Birthday PartyNot everybody was hatin' on Taylor Swift's celeb-crammed 25TH b-day bash in NYC -- a toy company just made a crap ton of money off it thanks to Justin Timberlake.

Turns out the takeaway from Taylor's now famous IG shot -- with Beyonce, Jay Z, Sam Smith, Haim, and JT -- was the poop emoji mask on Justin.

The people who make JT's turd face say they've seen a huge spike in sales since Taylor posted the shot. A rep for BigMouth Inc. tells TMZ they've seen a 315% increase and are almost sold out.

So, yeah ... #2 is now #1 on the charts. 

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Beyonce, Jay Z Sued

Singer Says They're Money Hungary

Over 'Drunk in Love'

12/15/2014 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Beyonce and Jay Z ripped off a singer from a far away land to make one of their biggest songs ever ... so claims the outraged Hungarian woman who wants "Drunk in Love" put on the shelf for good.

Monika Miczura, aka Mitsou, says Bey, Jay and producer Timbaland pilfered a Roma folk song she recorded in 1995, then used it for the first 13 seconds of the hit song.

Mitsou says she never gave them permission, but even worse, her song is about hopelessness yet Beyonce used it "to evoke foreign eroticism alongside the sexually intense lyrics." 

Mitsou says the 3 amigos bastardized her song -- "Bajba, Bajba Pelem" -- by digitally manipulating her voice with Auto-Tune and various cuts.

She wants damages and is also asking a judge to prohibit anyone from playing the song as long as it has her voice.

William, Kate, Beyonce, Jay Z

Royalty ... Meet Royalty

12/9/2014 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


THIS is a sight to behold ... in the middle of the Cavaliers/Nets game Monday night ... British security swarmed the hardwood as Prince William and Kate Middleton held court ... for Beyonce and Jay Z.

You gotta watch the video ... at the end of the 3rd quarter at  Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the crowd roars as Jay and Bey saunter across the court to waiting royalty. 

The 2 girls yak it up as the guys chitchat ... and it's all captured on the Jumbotron.

And the piece de resistance ... Jay's BB move as he crosses back.

Solange

I'm Under Attack

... By My Face!!!!!

11/17/2014 6:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1116-solange-knowles-beyonce-jay-z-akmgsiSolange Knowles looked great during her wedding, but after the reception she broke out in hives ... and by process of elimination, she's either allergic to shrimp, or Jay Z.

It doesn't seem to be a case of nerves ... Beyonce's sister's face appeared smooth and radiant in the wedding photos ... but after the reception -- when she got in a car with Jigga -- all hell broke loose on her face.

According to our sources, Solange suffered some kind of food allergy, though she isn't sure what it was from. We're told the hives were gone in a matter of minutes.

Solange got hitched in New Orleans Sunday -- she married music video director Alan Ferguson.

Rough.


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Jay Z

Front and Center At

Solange's Wedding White Party

11/16/2014 12:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Jay Z showed up to Solange's wedding Sunday in New Orleans breaking a cardinal rule ... but in this case there's an exception.

Hova and Beyonce arrived hours before the nuptials and Jay dressed to the nines in a fancy white tux. 

Wearing white to someone else's wedding is normally frowned upon ... the whole upstaging the bride thing. But when you look at the photos it appears the ceremony has an all-white theme.

Or maybe he's just trying to get revenge for the elevator fight.

Beyonce

Take A Look At My Doppelhängers!

10/14/2014 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sorry, Internet ... that's not Beyonce topless at the beach -- no matter how much you want it to be.

Photos started circulating Tuesday morning ... showing a woman who looks a lot like Bey flaunting yellow bikini bottoms, and nothing else. Just fully exposed whoppers.   

However ... we've got an eye for this stuff, and dug into the archives to discover the woman in the pics is actually ex-Big Brother U.K. contestant Rachael White -- and the photos were shot back in 2011.

Beautiful Liar.

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